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Poster: Visual16 Date: May 8, 2005 8:15pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Question for Rick

Rick, I wondered if "fair use" is helpful in protecting those who create DVD media from public domain material for educational purposes? I am interested in knowing more about the additional protections of the Getty licence and if anyone has ever been sued for copyright infringement from material such as in the Prelinger Archives. Thanks

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Poster: akb Date: May 9, 2005 2:15am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Question for Rick

Fair use is legal doctrine that allows uses of copyrighted works that would otherwise be proscribed. Public domain works, by definition, are not copyrighted, so no fair use defense is necessary to make use of them.

Educational uses are in some circumstances recognized as "fair" for copyrighted material. News reporting, criticism, parody and review are other recognized fair uses, limited in scope though they may be.

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Poster: Visual16 Date: May 9, 2005 2:05pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Question for Rick

Thanks, akb. That basically outlines what I wanted to know. I guess there isn't really an "overlap" between PD and fair use.